Okay, so I’m sure it’s obvious that I spent some quality time over the weekend with my jewelry stamps and made some stamping projects, haha. I shared one mommy necklace on Monday, and I also made up a second and totally different style as well. (Because when I’m in the mood for something different, it sure is nice to still have a sentimental piece!)
And besides… when I’ve got everything out, it’s just so fun to keep stamping. ;) Welcome to my craft table.
What I love about this necklace is the two-tone look and the frames I found, letting me add an antique brass color to my silver blanks. (I found them over at Beaducation, in case you’re looking for some – I bought the oxidized brass color in the 5/8 inch size to fit some 5/8 inch round silver blanks.)
I am not going to get to heavy into detail about how I created this one, primarily because I do have a pretty comprehensive post about how to get started metal stamping (by a beginner, for beginners) that I shared last year.
You can visit that post for the basics. If you have the basic techniques down, let me tell you what else you can do you your blanks to give a simple name disc a bit of flair.
Once I had my discs finished, I put them in the dapping block to dome them slightly. I made them “puff out”. Then, I popped them into the frames, which you can close with a small pair of pliers.
Then, I just added a couple of jump rings and strung them on an 18″ chain. A tip – if you want added security, putting two charms on a jump ring helps to protect them from being lost. Jump rings can open and your charm can slip through the opening, but it’s not nearly as likely that both will open in the same place at the same time!
What do you think? My husband says this necklace is his favorite because of the antique brass finish. I love it too (though, my work with my kids’ names… I’m a little biased, haha)!